Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Liberal Studies

First Advisor

Rinaldo C. Simonini, Jr., Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Richard K. Meeker, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Floyd F. Swertfeger, Ph.D.


It is not the intention of this thesis to attempt to "explain" any of Shakespeare's plays but simply to use their objective presentation of human problems for illustrating the principles of general semantics. It is realized that many interpretations are possible other than those selected here and it is asked that the reader keep in mind that for the purposes of this paper we are considering the plays only within the framework of that system.



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